# Dresden 2014 – wissenschaftliches Programm

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# O: Fachverband Oberflächenphysik

## O 35: Transport: Topological Insulators I (TT jointly with O)

### O 35.4: Vortrag

### Dienstag, 1. April 2014, 14:45–15:00, HSZ 304

**Photoemission investigation of the predicted topological Kondo insulator behavior of SmB**_{6} — •Peter Hlawenka^{1}, Emile Rienks^{1}, Konrad Siemensmeyer^{1}, Eugen Weschke^{1}, Andrei Varykhalov^{1}, Natalya Shitsevalova^{2}, Slavomir Gabani^{3}, Karol Flachbart^{3}, and Oliver Rader^{1} — ^{1}Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin — ^{2}Institute for Problems of Material Science, Kiev, Ukraine — ^{3}IEP, Slovak Academy of Science, Kosice

The system SmB_{6} is known for its unusual resistivity which increases exponentially
with decreasing temperature and saturates below 3 K [1].
This has recently been attributed to topological-Kondo-insulator behavior
where a topological surface state is created by Sm4*f*-5*d* hybridization
and is responsible for the transport [2].
The local-density-approximation + Gutzwiller calculations of the (100) surface
predict the appearance of three Dirac cones in the surface Brillouin zone [2].
We perform angle-resolved photoemission (ARPES) below 1 K and do not observe the predicted
Dirac cones at Γ or *X*.
Moreover, the Fermi surface is made up of steeply dispersing bulk Sm5*d* states.
The Sm^{2+} 4*f* band and the hybridization gaps where the surface
states are expected [2] are too far (∼20 meV) below the Fermi energy
in order to contribute to the transport.
These results will be discussed in comparison to other ARPES studies.

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